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8.01 Comparisons

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  • 8.01 Comparisons<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">For most motile animals, the outer covering of their bodies must not only protect internal structures but also provide for movement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Take a look at these images:</span></p> <table class="s_table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img src="$IMS-CC-FILEBASE$../resources/segExo_575ed2d4a3bc1.jpg" alt="" width="395" height="280" id="tme_imgModEnabled" title="" /></p> </td> <td> <p><img src="$IMS-CC-FILEBASE$../resources/Snake_Scales_575ed2e99969f.jpg" alt="" width="382" height="253" id="" title="" /></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Segmented Exoskeleton</span></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Snake Scales</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Discuss your answers to the following questions on the discussion below:</span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">As a body covering, how do the scales of a snake or lizard skin compare to a segmented exoskeleton?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">What do the differences suggest about how the different animals move?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">What do the differences suggest about the protection offered?</span></li> </ol>